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Nashville’s shipping container apartments could be inspiration for Charlotte

By Nathan Morabito February 18, 2020 A Nashville developer is using the nation’s surplus of shipping containers to build affordable housing unit and his idea is a possible solution Charlotte might want to consider. Stacked three-high, shipping containers welded to piers now dominate the landscape of Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood just…
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Seattle program makes homes affordable in a pricey market. Is it a model for Charlotte?

By Lauren Lindstrom The Charlotte Observer SEATTLE Susan Zeman and Bob Downing immediately found a lot to love about their two-bedroom townhouse in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. They loved that they could stay in the same community where they’d lived for years and formed close ties. She loved that they…
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Charlotte could allow townhomes, duplexes, triplexes in traditional single-family neighborhoods

Author: Nathan Morabito Published: 6:07 PM EDT November 8, 2019 Updated: 6:07 PM EDT November 8, 2019 With 84% of residential land in Charlotte zoned for single-family homes, there’s an effort slowly gaining momentum that could eventually allow more affordable townhomes, duplexes, and triplexes in the city’s traditional neighborhoods. As…
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